SEVERE WX : Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

Bicyclist volunteers needed for Med City Marathon

At least 2 bikers per division are needed.

Posted: May 15, 2019 7:42 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Preparations are underway for the Med City Marathon on May 26th. Marathon organizers are looking for bicyclists to volunteer to ride ahead of runners in the race. The bicyclists keep racers on track, warn them of hazards on the route, and cheer them on. During last year’s marathon, heat exhaustion was a concern and bikers rode along the route making sure runners were ok.

”If there's an angry goose on the path, for instance, or if you're coming up to a road crossing, it can help to have that extra visibility of the bikers because we also wear these very bright vests,or just being able to tell the runner hey, there's a big patch of gravel here, watch your footing,” says Patrick Spinler, lead bike coordinator for the Med City Marathon.

If you’re interested in volunteering, you can contact Spinler at pspinler@gmail.com.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Overcast
72° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 72°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
70° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 70°
Rochester
Overcast
68° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 68°
Rain and storms are possible the rest of the week
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

SAW: Josilyn Cordes

Image

PK leads JM past Winona

Image

Rallying one last time

Image

Family treatment court: 5 years of success

Image

RFD rescues Romeo

Image

Ustby announces college decision

Image

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Image

Hazardous Materials situation at RCTC

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast

Image

National Preparedness Month

Community Events